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    The problem is, virtual machines are designed to be hardware independent - tying a VM to a machine specific USB device defeats that purpose and reduces transferability of the VM should it need moving.

    Having an external USB host would be a better bet, as it doesn't matter which VM hosting box the guest VM is on then - the USB host still stays on its own IP.

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    As mentioned above, USB over network software would seem the best solution.

    This video shows one in action on Hyper-V. http://virtualboytv.com/r2hyperv7.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    ESX and Xen dont do USB Passthrough either from what I've read today..
    Citrix released Xen 4.0 last week, so it does now (along with VGA pass-through to HVM guests).

    http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/Xen4.0
    http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenUSBPassthrough

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